Congress should forge ahead with efforts to pass a bill to create a national, interoperable health information system.
John Castellani, president of the Business Roundtable, Washington, delivered that message here recently at conference organized by the Employers Council on Flexible Compensation, Washington.
Castellani’s group, an association of America’s largest corporations, has been a major supporter of congressional efforts to set health information standards, to ease the efforts of doctors, hospitals and insurers to exchange patient medical and billing data electronically.
Completing work on a health information standards bill would bring the benefits of “our digital society to our health care delivery system,” Castellani said.
The savings could amount to $165 billion per year, or $2,200 per family, Castellani said.